Travel to See the Fall Colors in
Atlanta and Charlotte
Fall is the favorite season for many people.
Not only does it bring cooler temperatures, but the sight of seeing leaves
change their color can draw people from across the country to Atlanta and
With that in mind, seeing the changing fall
leaves by yourself is fun, but it’s even better when you rent a passenger van
with a group of friends and travel together to share in the experience. Here is
everything that you need to know to see the fall colors for yourselves in the
Atlanta and Charlotte areas.
Should You Go Near Atlanta and Charlotte?
With so many areas around Atlanta, it can be
hard to narrow down the perfect place to go to see the best fall colors in all
of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We’re here to help! There are
the top five destinations that you should consider for your fall colors van
1. F.D. Roosevelt State Park
Just south of Atlanta, you’ll find stunning
forest and rolling mountain views that turn beautiful shades around late
October. The Wolf Den Loop is only 6.7 miles long and is a favorite section of
the Pine Mountain Trail. The trip is also gorgeous as you travel through the
forested valley along GA 190.
2. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
If you're up for a long 26-mile round trip
with your close friends and families, then the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is the
best choice! The trip winds along the Toccoa River and gives visitors tons of
opportunities to marvel at the gorgeous changing leaves and explore new sites.
Some of our favorites include the historic depot in Blue Ridge and the small
sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee.
3. Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of
Georgia's most stunning parks and offers visitors overlooks that are easy to
reach along with challenging hikes on the trails. During the fall season, the
trees turn beautiful shades of orange and brown, and the hikes are the perfect
opportunity to take up-close pictures of the foliage.
4. Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Blowing Rock is known by many as the Crown of
the Blue Ridge, this small town in North Carolina offers visitors the chance to
witness sweeping vistas and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There
are tons of other attractions and overlooks in the area, and there is no
shortage of views of beautiful fall foliage. The drive is relatively short but
will take all day at 4 and a half hours from Atlanta. It's worth the stay
overnight with tons of local attractions along Main Street in Blowing Rock.
5. Black Rock Mountain
Want to really see what the fall leaves look
like close to a mile-high? Black Rock Mountain is Georgia’s highest state park
sitting at an altitude of 3,640 feet. Along the way, you'll find that the
roadside offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and even the visitor
center at the summit of the mountain presents tons of photo opportunities. If
you're up for a hike, you and your group can go on a short 2.2-mile hike along
the Tennessee Rock Trail. If you want something a little bit more intensive,
you can try the James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail which is 7.2 miles long
Do You Need to Travel?
For many of these trips, you can get there in
a relatively short amount of time. Just south of Atlanta, Georgia you’ll find
wilderness escapes with the perfect photo opportunities to see the natural
surroundings of the area. Many of the other recommended trips can take a few
hours as you travel across different states into Tennessee, North Carolina, and
South Carolina. Regardless, with a fuel-efficient vehicle that carries the
entire group, you can save on gas costs and with each other's company, the road
trip will seem less long, and you'll enjoy every minute of it.
the Perfect Vehicle
Now that you’ve figured out where you want to
go, it’s time to round up the group and make your trip to watch as these
southern leaves change color. Your first instinct might be to take separate
cars and caravan out to these parks. The problem is, if you consider the gas
for driving 50+ miles from Atlanta, the costs can add up quickly.
For this reason, your best option would be to
rent a large-capacity vehicle like a passenger van or large SUV. This way, you
can all ride together while splitting the gas costs and helping to save the
environment from tons of pollution. Passenger vans also help save your group
money in more ways than one. If you plan on visiting National Parks, you can
plan on paying a fee for each car that you bring into the park. If you have
only one large-capacity vehicle, you just need to pay for one parking spot!
Passenger vans also offer convenience. With
everyone together in the same vehicle, you won’t need to worry about anyone
getting lost on those windy Georgia mountain roads on the way to your
destination. Stick together and enjoy every moment as a group with AVR Van
Finding the perfect passenger van can be a
challenge, but luckily AVR van rental is here to help!
Van Rental Solution
AVR offers van and SUV rentals at most
airports across the country, which means that you’ll never be too far from a
premium van rental at an affordable rate. We offer vans in all sizes, and even
if you’re traveling in a group of 15 people, we have a vehicle to fit all of
AVR Van Rentals is ready to help you reserve
the perfect passenger van for your fall colors trip. Contact us today to see
our selection of premium, clean vans, and SUVs, and start making your travel